Unigroup's November 2015 Meeting Announcements


Solaris 11.3 and SPARC M7 Processor Release Meeting

Pavel Anni, Solaris Hands-on Labs,
Jeff Victor, Principal Author of "Solaris 10 System Virtualization Essentials",
Oracle Corporation

Thursday, 19-NOV-2015      (** 3rd Thursday **)

The Cooper Union
School of Engineering   (*** NEW BUILDING ***)
41 Cooper Square    (3rd Avenue @ 7th Street, between 6th & 7th Streets)
East Village, Manhattan
New York City, 10003
Meeting Room: 502_CS    (*** 5th Floor ***)
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6:15 - 6:30 PM Registration
6:30 - 6:45 PM Ask the Wizard - Questions, Answers and Current Events
6:45 - 7:00 PM Unigroup Business
7:00 - 9:30 PM Main Presentation

Please see the Fee Schedule below.


** Note: Change of Plans: Our Intel contact had to postpone our planned Intel Architecture Roadmap Meeting, and we are working to reschedule that meeting for year 2016. We are pleased that we were able to find someone from Oracle to take over our November 2015 meeting.

Unigroup is pleased to announce our November 2015 meeting which will be our Release Meeting for the recent Solaris 11.3 Release and the new SPARC M7 Processor.


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      The Cooper Union  (http://www.cooper.edu)
      School of Engineering  (*** New Building ***)
      41 Cooper Square (3rd Avenue @ 7th Street, between 6th & 7th Streets)
      East Village, Manhattan
      New York City, 10003
      Meeting Room: ** (See Above, Room May Change Month-to-Month)

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Topic: Solaris 11.3 and SPARC M7 Processor Release Meeting

Introduction & Description of Talk:

This presentation will cover recent news regarding the Oracle SPARC/Solaris platform. We will talk about new SPARC M7 processor and systems, new Oracle Solaris 11.3 release and SPARC virtualization technologies. We will also discuss Solaris workshops and hands-on labs that we use to get our customers up to speed with the new Solaris features and best practices.

Presentation Outline:

References & Web Resources:

  Oracle SPARC Servers:

  Oracle Solaris 11 Resources:

  Oracle Solaris 11 Hands-on Labs (Oracle):

  Oracle Solaris 11 Hands-on Labs (Youtube):

  Oracle Home Page:

  Jeff Victor's Blog @ Oracle:


Pavel Anni / Oracle Corporation

Pavel Anni has been working with Solaris since 1992, when he became the first authorized Solaris teacher in Russia. Since then he has changed many roles and even moved from Russia to the US, but he always worked with SPARC and Solaris technologies, spreading good words about them. Pavel runs series of Oracle Solaris Hands-on Labs across North America for about 3 years already and has trained more than 1400 people on Oracle Solaris 11 and SPARC virtualization. He believes that hands-on experience is the best way to learn new technologies. Pavel lives with his family in Alpharetta, GA. In his free time he enjoys running, hiking Georgia mountains and working with his ham radio gear.

Jeff Victor / Oracle Corporation

Jeff's 28-year computer career has included software development, system and network administration, and pre-sales consulting. His expertise in operating systems, virtualization and resource management is regularly requested by major corporations. He was the Principal Author of the book "Solaris 10 System Virtualization Essentials", and the creator of the "Solaris Zones FAQ" and the 'zonestat' open-source program. Jeff is a regular contributor and speaker at corporate and industry events. His blog can be found at http://blogs.oracle.com/jeffv. He received a Bachelor of Science degree (Computer Science) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. In his spare time, he builds and launches high-power rockets and manages automated wildlife cameras. He lives in New York with his wife and daughter.


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Unigroup would like to thank both publishing companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.

As always, all of the books will be available for review at the start of the meeting.


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